I am still working on this cleansing diet. I am now on day 5. Last week I gave in and went off the diet for a day. I needed it in so many ways.
I needed the stress reliever. But I also needed the pains that followed over the next 2 days. I needed them to remind me why I'm doing all of this. That pain like that is NOT normal, and I don't need to learn to live with it.
So I'm back on track, and more determined than ever. No more "but just one bite won't hurt". No more "but how much sugar can there really be in this. It's so far down the ingredients list" NO MORE. I need to know what I react to. I deserve to be as healthy and pain free as I can be. Anything less is only cheating me.
Lee is struggling with how determined I am to stick 100% to this. But I've explained all of this to him. It's frustrating for both of us, but he understands, and will do what he can to support me through this all.
On the weight loss front, it's still dropping fast. Too fast. I know it's because the shock to my system that I am still going through. Heck sugar withdraw is increasing my calorie burn. I am jittery. There are times I am shaking my hands just to burn off some of the jitters. It's really getting to me, but I'm hoping it will soon pass.
I had no idea how bad it ws to go through sugar detox. wow. Tammy was in actual detox last fall. While there, she was not allowed sugar either. We both though it was a bit of a joke. Detoxing actual drugs, but they won't let you have sugar? Seriously?
Now I see why.
Anyhow, I am determined to do whatever I need to to see this through.
I am keeping a separate blog right now that is focusing strictly on the direct effects of this cleansing diet, and eventually the reactions I have - physical and emotional - to the foods I am trying to re-introduce. It's more of a medical type of record. Focusing strictly on what could possibly be side effects, mood changes, physical reactions, etc. It can be found at loosingitjourney.blogspo
. Feel free to check it out.
So now I'm off to start another day. I know I'm down at least another pound already. This is from a couple of days ago. But I'll get on the scale one more time, record the weight, then heat up some quinoa for breakfast.
Hope you all have a great day ahead of you.